Curitiba

Travel Guide
Curitiba which includes street scenes and heritage architecture

See the European influence on this prosperous Brazilian city. Explore its historic heart, architectural marvels and many sprawling parks.

This progressive southern Brazilian city is a thriving urban center with diverse roots. The former gold-mining camp of Curitiba was built by European immigrants, something that is reflected in its architecture, planning and culture. Spreading from the historic town center, Curitiba’s landscape features sprawling parkland, cascading fountains and tended forests. Discover a community of eclectic artists and musicians keeping classical music alive in Brazil. If you’re traveling south to visit Brazil’s rugged wilderness, stop in Curitiba for a Brazilian experience that many tourists overlook.

See some of the city’s most iconic works of architecture in the old town. Large parts of the city have begun to succumb to urban deterioration, but you can still visit the ornate Church of the Third Order of Francis and many German-inspired, well-cared-for structures in the area. On Sunday attend the craft market that takes over the cobbled streets. Enjoy an evening of music or stage performances at the Guaira Theater.

The area’s most iconic building is outside the city center. Visit the Botanical Garden of Curitiba to see the landmark greenhouse that has grown in prestige. This city icon is home to tropical plant species from around the world, while the surrounding forest features native trees and fountains. Hike the trails that lead into the park to observe local animal species.

Learn about the German legacy that helped shape Curitiba as you admire the scenery in German Wood, a manicured forest. See arts, crafts and historic artifacts from the community of immigrants before you hike through the woodland. Enjoy Curitiba’s diverse food offerings: Brazilian churrasco barbecue or selections from the German and Japanese populations. Find Italian cuisine in the Santa Felicidade district.

Curitiba has an international airport. The city is 250 miles (400 kilometers) southwest of São Paulo. Getting around Curitiba is easy using the affordable, efficient buses serving almost all city neighborhoods. Hop aboard the Serra Verde Express to explore the majestic coastline east of the city; the scenic train leaves each morning and is one of Curitiba’s main attractions.

Where to stay in Curitiba

Rio Hotel by Bourbon Curitiba Aeroporto
Rio Hotel by Bourbon Curitiba Aeroporto
3.5 out of 5
Avenida Rocha Pombo 2564, Águas Belas, Sao Jose dos Pinhais, 83010-620
The price is CA $60 per night from May 27 to May 28
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Sao Jose dos Pinhais. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (518 reviews)
"Great service I’ve staved here before and the place is always spotless. Great breakfast I will stay here again."

Reviewed on Feb. 25, 2022

Rio Hotel by Bourbon Curitiba Aeroporto
NH Curitiba The Five
NH Curitiba The Five
4 out of 5
Nunes Machado Street 68, Curitiba, Parana, 80250-000
The price is CA $79 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Curitiba. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (604 reviews)
"Great stay"

Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2022

NH Curitiba The Five
Pestana Curitiba
Pestana Curitiba
4 out of 5
Rua Comendador Araujo, 499 - Batel, Curitiba, PR, 80420-000
The price is CA $88 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Curitiba. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (630 reviews)
"The hotel is very well located, staff was super friendly at all times, great to stay with family and pets. Just needs a little improvement on the cleaning of the rooms."

Reviewed on Feb. 7, 2022

Pestana Curitiba
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Pleione Residence
Pleione Residence
2.5 out of 5
R. Chile 398, Curitiba, PR, 80215-170
The price is CA $29 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Curitiba. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Mercado Municipal de Curitiba ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (22 reviews)
Hospedagem Pleione.
"Hospedagem muito boa. Apartamento amplo. Bom custo benefício, geladeira grande e utensílios de fácil acesso e uso. Local muito perigoso com muitos moradores de ruas e drogados. Banheiro pequeno e apertado e ruim acesso pois fica no meio do corredor, mais atrapalha do que ajuda hóspedes em família ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 22, 2022

Pleione Residence
7th Avenue Oxford Residence
7th Avenue Oxford Residence
3.5 out of 5
Rua Conselheiro Laurindo, 1138, Curitiba, 80230-180
The price is CA $31 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Curitiba. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Mercado Municipal de Curitiba and Botanical ...
4/5 Very Good! (55 reviews)
"This is not a normal hotel. Cleaning is done only at he start of your stay ( not sure if it is a Covid restriction). There is no food or vending machines at the property, but there is a mall at walking distance. The pillows and mattress was also not top quality. The swimming pool is nice and the ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2021

7th Avenue Oxford Residence
Bristol Metropolitan Flat
Bristol Metropolitan Flat
3 out of 5
Rua Emiliano Perneta, 261 - Centro, Curitiba, PR, 80010-050
The price is CA $47 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Curitiba. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the property condition ...
3.5/5 Good! (209 reviews)
"I stayed in a comfortable duplex room with huge windows (nice view). Service and breakfast is ok. Location is downtown near to almost everything, but Curitiba is not safe at night. It's just one block from XV Street (Flowers St.) and very easy to take a bus (lots of bus stations nearby)."

Reviewed on Jan. 4, 2016

Bristol Metropolitan Flat
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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